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Tender Pecan Logs

 Tender Pecan Logs
Folks always expect to find these tender nutty logs on the cookie gift trays I give at Christmas. They're not overly sweet and go great with a steaming cup of coffee or tea. —Joyce Beck, Gadsden, Alabama
30 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 5 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in vanilla. Add the flour, beating on low speed just until combined.
  • Stir in pecans. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy
  • to handle.
  • Shape 1/2 cupfuls into 1/2-in.-thick logs. Cut logs into 2-in.
  • pieces. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350°
  • for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Roll warm cookies in
  • confectioners' sugar; cool on wire racks. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 117 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.